Iraqi delegation to visit Cairo December to activate MoUs with Egypt



Fri, 27 Nov 2020 - 01:24 GMT


Fri, 27 Nov 2020 - 01:24 GMT

Egyptian and Iraqi flags

Egyptian and Iraqi flags

CAIRO – 27 November 2020: The General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers announced that an Iraqi delegation would visit Cairo next month to begin activating the memoranda of understanding earlier signed between Egypt and Iraq.


Iraqi Minister of Planning Khaled Battal said that the Iraqi side is keen to start activating the memoranda of understanding signed between the Iraqi and Egyptian sides, affirming the need to develop plans to ensure the resumption of the stalled projects that have reached advanced completion rates.


These projects include housing projects, roads, bridges and infrastructure.


Secretary-General of the Iraqi Council of Ministers Hamid Naeem said Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi stresses the need to proceed with the implementation of the signed MoUs on the ground, in the fields of energy, agriculture and industry, with specific timelines to start the implementation process.


On Thursday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted Egypt's keenness on cooperating with Iraq in the various spheres, especially the military field as part of Egypt's unwavering policy in support of Iraqi security and stability to help it achieve cherished progress and prosperity.


Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said, President Sisi discussed, during a meeting Thursday with Iraqi Defense Minister Juma Anad Saadoun, bilateral military cooperation including joint drills and programs to enhance capabilities, exchanging expertise, as well as an array of Arab and regional issues of mutual concern.


Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki took part in the meeting.


President Sisi sent his greetings to Iraqi President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi.


On his part, Saadoun said Iraq is looking forward to boosting cooperation with Egypt, especially under President Sisi's leadership.


The Iraqi minister extended to President Sisi's the Iraqi president's and the Iraqi prime minister's greetings, asserting the Iraqi people's appreciation of Egypt's continued support to Iraq on the various levels.



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